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Georges MélièsL'alchimiste Parafaragaramus ou la Cornue Infernale (1906)

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A wizard sleeps at a table in his well-appointed sitting room. From a drawer in the table, a snake appears. The snake begins a series of transformations: he becomes a jester, a spider, and a woman. Each approaches the wizard as he sleeps. Each also works its magic on a glass vial on the wizard's table. Soon the vial has grown in size and is full of a bubbling liquid. The wizard wakes, the vial explodes. Who emerges victorious from the spells and dreams?

Also Known As (AKA)
Alchimiste Parafaragamus ou La cornue infernale France (original title)
Parafaragaramus alkímista Hungary
The Mysterious Retort USA

Méliès' Tinted version http://archive.org/details/LalchimisteParafaragaramusOuLaCornueInfernaletinted


This movie is part of the collection: The Georges Méliès Collection

Director: Georges Méliès
Producer: Georges Méliès
Production Company: s
Sponsor: Gen X
Audio/Visual: silent, black and white
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy;

Creative Commons license: Public Domain Mark 1.0


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Film negative format (mm/video inches)
35 mm
Cinematographic process
Spherical
Printed film format
35 mm
Aspect ratio
1.33 : 1